City of Warrenton, MO
Warren County
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[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
There is hereby created a permanent Cemetery Fund to be set apart and known as the "Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund of the City of Warrenton, Missouri," which for brevity may be referred to as the "Cemetery Fund."
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
The Finance Officer of the City of Warrenton and his/her successor or successors in said office, be and he/she is hereby designated and appointed Ex-Officio Trustee and/or Custodian of the said "Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund of the City of Warrenton, Missouri."
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
Any money paid to the Warrenton Cemetery Fund, or any other organization designated by the City of Warrenton or to the City of Warrenton, Missouri, intended for the perpetual care of any lot, part of lot or grave, if the sum is in compliance with this Article, will be accepted by the City of Warrenton and turned over to the Finance Officer to be made a part of the Cemetery Fund of the City of Warrenton, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
All sums of money prior to August 6, 1946, paid to the City of Warrenton, or some organization designated by it for the perpetual care of any lot or grave, will be made a part of the Cemetery Fund of the City of Warrenton, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
The income from the Cemetery Fund shall be expended by the City of Warrenton for the preservation, care, upkeep and adornment of such cemetery, for the repurchasing of cemetery lots previously sold or for no other purpose.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
The principal from the Cemetery Fund shall not be encroached upon for any purpose whatsoever and no money shall be transferred out of such Cemetery Fund except for the purpose of being reinvested as provided for in this Section and for the repurchasing of cemetery lots previously sold.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007; Ord. No. 2112 §I, 8-6-2013]
A. 
The unsold cemetery lots and graves contained in the cemetery donated by the Warrenton Cemetery Association to the City of Warrenton by virtue of a resolution of said association bearing the date of the twenty-sixth (26th) day of May, 1931, and in pursuance of which this Chapter is adopted, shall from time to time be sold to such persons. The City Clerk shall cause to be executed and delivered to such purchaser a proper cemetery deed covering such lot or grave, which said deed shall be signed by the Mayor of the City of Warrenton and attested by the City Clerk and the Seal of said City of Warrenton shall be thereunto affixed.
B. 
The Mayor of the City of Warrenton, when his/her signature is duly attested by the City Clerk of said City, is hereby designated to be the proper official to sign such cemetery deed and thereby convey the title to any lot or grave in such deed described to the purchaser thereof. All such title, however, shall be subject to all appropriate rules and regulations which are now in force or which may from time to time hereafter be adopted relating to the proper care, maintenance and beautification of the said cemetery by the said City of Warrenton or caretaker duly designated by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Warrenton from time to time to have charge of the said cemetery.
C. 
Previously purchased cemetery lots in the Warrenton City Cemetery can be sold back to the City of Warrenton for one hundred dollars ($100.00) per lot. Either the original deed reflecting ownership by the individual selling the lot or documentation acceptable to the City establishing ownership must be presented at the time of the request for purchase. A deed reflecting the change of ownership back to the City will be prepared by the City and must be executed by the seller.
D. 
All deeds issued for the sale of lots in the Warrenton City Cemetery will be recorded at the Warren County Recorder's office by the City. When lots are sold by the City, the cost of the recording fee will be added to the cost to be paid by the purchaser at the time the cemetery lot is purchased. When lots are purchased by the City, the cost of the recording fee will be paid by the City.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
Upon the sale of any cemetery lot, the City shall set aside and deposit in the endowed care fund fifteen percent (15%) of the gross sales price, or twenty dollars ($20.00), whichever is greater, for each grave space sold.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
The title to said cemetery of the said Warrenton Cemetery Association shall, when and as the same is conveyed to the said City by the proper officers of the said Warrenton Cemetery Association described as follows to wit:
A certain tract or parcel of land consisting of twenty-four and one half (24½) acres, described substantially as follows: Bounded on the west by the present City Cemetery of the City of Warrenton, Warren County, Missouri; on the North by the right-of-way of the Wabash Railroad Company; on the East by the Warrenton and Truxton Public Road and on the South by the lands of Hollman and Mech, situated in the Southeast quarter (¼) of Section Twenty (20), Township Forty-Seven (47), Range Two (2) West, in Warren County, Missouri.
forever remain vested in the said City and at no time disposed of by sale or otherwise. Neither shall the Board of Aldermen of the said City at any time abdicate or delegate to any society the absolute and unrestrained management thereof, but any delegation of the care, maintenance or beautification of the said cemetery shall at all times be upon condition that such delegation may when deemed prudent by the Board of Aldermen and the welfare, security and proper care of said cemetery so demand be revoked with or without notice as the exigencies of the occasion may to said Board's sole discretion seem proper.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
The care, maintenance, management and beautification of said cemetery shall be delegated only to such persons or society of persons whose responsibility and prudence shall to the said Board of Aldermen seem unquestioned and only for such time as such persons or society of persons shall demonstrate a capacity for the proper care, maintenance, management and beautification thereof.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
No part of the annual interest accruing from the investment of the capital or principal sum of said Cemetery Fund shall be paid over to any person, persons, or society of persons, who do not first furnish proper evidence that the person, agent, or officer proposed to receive the same shall have given sufficient bond guaranteeing the proper, prudent and faithful disbursement thereof for the sole purpose of the care, maintenance and beautification of the said cemetery.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
Subject to the provisions of this Article, the proposed donation of the said cemetery and all other assets of the Warrenton Cemetery Association of Warrenton, Missouri, is hereby accepted. Said cemetery being the premises described in Section 145.090 of this Article and said other assets are hereby acknowledged to be the sum of eight hundred dollars ($800.00) in cash which said sum is hereby accepted and set apart as a Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund to be known as the "Permanent Cemetery Fund of the City of Warrenton, Missouri," and to be forever preserved and kept intact and to be added to by proceeds from the sale of cemetery lots as hereinbefore and hereinafter set forth and provided.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
In addition to the proceeds of the sale of lots hereinbefore declared a part of the said capital or principal sum of the said Cemetery Fund the said Trustee and/or Custodian may and, when offered, shall accept donations to said fund from any source and give his/her receipt therefor and such donations shall be promptly turned over to the Finance Officer for deposit.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007; Ord. No. 1893 §I, 3-16-2010; Ord. No. 1932 §I, 9-7-2010; Ord. No. 2112 §II, 8-6-2013]
A. 
The price of single grave sites in the cemetery of the City of Warrenton, Missouri, shall be as follows:
In all Sections and Squares
$ 200.00
Baby Land, designated infant area
$75.00
Cost of recording deeds
Current cost per Warren County Recorder of Deeds
B. 
The price of graves and lots in the cemetery of the City of Warrenton, Missouri, sold to persons who are neither residents of, or owners of, real property in the City of Warrenton, Missouri, shall be double the amounts herein above set out.
C. 
The burial of cremated human remains shall be permitted in the City Cemetery subject to any policy of the City. Burial of cremated human remains shall receive the prior approval of the City's designee. A grave site owner(s) is allowed to bury up to two (2) cremated human remains on a single grave site. Burial of cremated human remains shall be on a site purchased by the deceased or on a site on which a notarized affidavit consenting to such burial has been obtained from the owner(s) thereof. Cremated human remains buried in the City Cemetery shall be contained in a non-biodegradable, solid material container and buried at the head-end of the grave site. If a second (2nd) container of human remains is buried on a single grave site, said human remains shall be contained in a non-biodegradable solid material container and buried at the foot-end of the grave site.
D. 
All burials, except the burials of the ashes of cremated bodies, shall be in vaults or concrete boxes.
E. 
All lot corner markers and all grave borders shall be flush with the ground and are subject to the approval of the Grounds and Maintenance Director. Concrete or brick walls are not permitted in marking plots.
F. 
Internment of a body other than the documented owner of the cemetery lot or person previously designated by the documented owner shall require written consent for such burial from the lot owners.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
All graves or lots sold shall be subject to the regulations now of record or hereafter provided by City ordinance, as to type of markers, shrubbery, and other regulations affecting graves or lots in the City Cemetery of the City of Warrenton, Missouri. All recordkeeping shall be in accordance with Section 214.040, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007; Ord. No. 1893 §II, 3-16-2010]
A. 
Henceforth all monuments and grave markers erected in the City Cemetery of the City of Warrenton shall be installed on a concrete base not less than eighteen (18) inches deep. The top of said base shall be ground level. In the event any person or persons fails to comply with this Article, the Chief of Police is hereby authorized and empowered to remove any marker or monument erected in violation of this Chapter. The City of Warrenton shall have the authority to move any marker incorrectly placed.
B. 
A temporary grave marker reflecting the lot number will be placed by the City of Warrenton if no permanent grave marker has been installed after a six (6) month waiting period.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
At all times except as specified artificial flowers or similar decorations may be placed upon or maintained upon a grave in the cemetery of the City of Warrenton, Missouri. Said arrangement must be placed next to the headstone so that it will not interfere with the mowing of said cemetery. Additional decorations may be maintained at Christmas and continuing thereafter until February first (1st). The caretaker of said cemetery is hereby authorized and empowered to remove artificial flowers or other similar decorations in poor condition and to dispose of them forthwith if they are placed on the graves in violation of the above regulations.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
A. 
No person, persons, firms or corporation shall use said cemetery for any purpose other than the burying of dead, visiting and maintaining the graves and for any other proper cemetery purposes.
1. 
Loitering shall not be permitted in said cemetery.
2. 
Any person, persons, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
No shrubbery or other plants shall be planted in the City Cemetery of the City of Warrenton by any person except authorized employees of the City of Warrenton.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
No obstructions such as trees, statuary, benches, etc., shall be placed on or around the graves without the approval of the City of Warrenton, Missouri pursuant to City policy.
[Ord. No. 1684 §I, 3-20-2007]
No glass containers or figurines of ceramic, plastic, metal, porcelain or similar material will be allowed in the cemetery and will be removed for the safety of the caretakers, employees of the City of Warrenton, Missouri, and the public.